MONTREAL, CANADA; AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 25, 2002. BiblioMondo Inc. and Medialab BV are pleased to announce the signing of a Strategic Partnership agreement for the integration of MediaLab's AquaBrowser technology into many of Bibliomondo's ZONES products. BiblioMondo will market the technology under the name WordSurfer and include it in their new ZONES family of Advanced Library Patron Services. AquaBrowser is a powerful associative search engine that provides access to digitally stored information from a variety of sources such as the Web, databases and CD-ROMs.
Mr. Bastiaan Zwaan, President and CEO of MediaLab BV and Mr. Ian Ferguson, President and CEO of BiblioMondo Inc.
"At BiblioMondo, we are committed to designing and delivering leading edge patron applications to our customers, some of the most prestigious libraries in the world", said Mr. Ian Ferguson, President and CEO of BiblioMondo. "The integration of MediaLab's breakthrough Aquabrowser technology in our products provides an exciting new way to retrieve information in ZONES, our new suite of library self-service applications."
"MediaLab is pleased to enter in this partnership with BiblioMondo, a leading worldwide Library Information System provider. This agreement reinforces our strategy to pursue key partnership opportunities with our AquaBrowser technology in a number of selected sectors and will also add force to our goal of providing easy access to digitally stored information", stated Mr. Bastiaan Zwaan, President and CEO of MediaLab BV.
BiblioMondo is a world-renowned Library Information Systems provider. Headquartered in Canada, BiblioMondo also operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Germany. Our web-centric multi platform and multilingual set of products manage operations in over 1400 Public, Corporate and Academic libraries worldwide reaching 19 million users. Many of the world's largest libraries and consortia run BiblioMondo products.
MediaLab BV is a well-known specialist in the field of knowledge mining, the art of providing access to digitally stored information. The heart of MediaLab is represented by the AquaBrowser, an intelligent and associative technology with a staggering and dynamic interface that automatically directs the user towards the information he needs. Today, many information intensive organizations like the National Library of Singapore, the German Chambers of Commerce and Dutch Brewery Heineken, make use of MediaLab's AquaBrowser technology.